Category Archives: Latest News

Chrome Browser – Simple Fix to help Mitigate Spectre CPU security vulnerability (CVE-2017-5753/CVE-2017-5715)

thezootsewt/ January 5, 2018/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

For many millions of people around the world, the Chrome web browser is quite possibly their most important piece of software. As a percentage of time spent staring at a computer screen, a large number of people are looking at content served up on the web and a growing number of the same people are using the Chrome web browser

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Major Wifi Security Vulnerability Revealed – CVE-2017-13077 WPA2 KRAK

thezootsewt/ October 16, 2017/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

Get your patch kits ready.  The details of a major security vulnerability were released today that could undermine wifi security as we know it.  The KRAK attack (Key Reinstallation Attack) utilizes a weakness in the WPA-2 protocol to recover the key used to encrypt traffic between a client and an access point.  The result, scary to say the least, is

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4 Steps to Securing your Gmail Account

thezootsewt/ January 14, 2017/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

  “I have a 5pm deadline and I can’t get the document I need from Gmail because I’m locked out!”  Sound like a familiar scenario?  Being unable to access your Gmail is likely to cause your work to come to a crawl or a complete stop in some cases.   So how do you help ensure that your Gmail stays

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Adobe Flash Player Vulnerable to Attack – Again

thezootsewt/ November 15, 2016/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

Quiz – what’s the one plugin that your web browser probably uses that most cyber security professionals would like to see disappear from the face of the earth?  If you answered Adobe Flash player, you are right!  For years flash player provided important functionality that standard HTML based web browsers could not.  With the advent of HTML5, that started to change.

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